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TECUMSEH LAKE


Lake Information

County: Hardin

Acreage: 13

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric



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Lake Status Summary  ( Full PDF Report )

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Species

Rank

Fish Status

BLUEGILL

Fair

Bluegill size structure remains constant as most catchable fish are between 5.5 and 7.5 inches.

CHANNEL CATFISH

Good

Many fish reported and collected during sampling surveys are 16 inches or better.

CRAPPIE

Fair

Black and white crappie are present in Tecumseh Lake. Anglers should target crappie around structure and the creek channel using minnows and jigs.

LARGEMOUTH BASS

Fair

Bass abundance is good. Many fish between 0.5 to 1.0 pound are present with larger bass sampled and reportedly being caught by anglers

Location: Tecumseh Lake is located three miles northeast of Elizabethtown in Hardin County.

Description: Tecumseh Lake is owned by the U.S. Forest Service and is surrounded by expanses of timbered land. The lake has one boat ramp. At normal pool, Tecumseh Lake has a surface area of 13 acres, maximum depth of 16 feet, and an average depth of 4 feet. Shallow shoreline areas become filled with submerged vegetation and the lake is fertile enough to support light to moderate plankton blooms during summer months.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Recent survey data suggests Tecumseh Lake is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Fish most commonly sought after by anglers include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish and crappie.

Additional Lake Information: Electric motors only.

Contact Information:
IDNR District Biologist
Kurt Daine
618-949-3432